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Special Council Meeting on Dexter Flooding Repairs


DEXTER - Following talks with the town manager and residents of Dexter, a special council meeting was held Thursday night to discuss a plan for the town's repairs, one that has to be done at all costs.

Funding, a major concern of many Thursday night as councilors, contractors, and residents assessed the cost of repairs to sections of Dexter.


Top priority among those was Lincoln Street, one that fell victim to the flooding.


"It's one of the main roads to get to school by bus," Steve Lawson, of Lawson Landscape construction, says.


In an effort to get this project on its feet as soon as possible, the council voted to forgo the bidding process for the repair.


Lawson says they hope to get started within the week and have it completed in roughly six days.


"We're buying two box culverts to install and going to get it back up for traffic," Lawson says.


Total cost of materials quoted around $80,000 but a result that will be a lifetime structure.


"We're all pulling together and trying to keep the costs down for the taxpayers," Lawson says.


Funding for other projects are likely to be written into the 2015 fiscal year budget that will go into effect July 1.

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